Home Technology Specialists of America’s members and vendors across the nation teamed up to raise $19,245.00, to be donated to the American Red Cross and the Japan Society in an effort to provide additional aid to the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
“We wanted our donations to not only help the current tsunami victims but also aid in Japan’s future recovery,” said Richard Glikes, executive director of HTSA. “This donation will help the American Red Cross to provide health care and shelter for the thousands of people injured or left homeless on March 11, and the money given to the Japan Society will go towards the rebuilding of the devastated areas. I’m extremely proud of the effort, generosity, and unity that our members have shown during this unfortunate time. The Japanese vendor community has been very supportive of HTSA and we felt it was our turn to repay their support in some way.”
HTSA is a buying group comprised of custom retailers and system integrators, and teamed up with their Japanese based vendors Mitsubishi, Panasonic and Sony to help in selecting which charities to make the donation toward.